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Fishing Rehabilition at Ranch Pond

Ever heard of fishing rehabilitation? Pate’s treatment center in North Texas is a real Texas ranch with a big pond that’s perfect for wiling away a few hours in a peaceful setting.

Thanks to staffers Brent and Danny, the Pate “fishing spot” is open for business. Brent and Danny got the idea for a little fishing rehabilitation and then set to work making sure the pond was stocked with fish,

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Customized Brain Injury Activities in Rehab

We talk about customizing therapy to individuals but what does that look like? Customized brain injury activities are therapeutic actions based on what's important to the patient and reflect their plans and goals. Therapists use the person's special hobbies, talents, and vocations as part of their treatment. The goal is therapy time that is relevant [...]

Physical Therapist Awarded Clinical Educator Award

Pate Rehabilitation physical therapist Kristy Bloom was awarded the  2017 Dorn Long Outstanding Clinical Educator Award for her contributions to clinical education during the recent Texas Physical Therapy Association Convention.

Kristy, nominated by one of her many students that interned at Pate, received this award to recognize her consistent record of exceptional clinical mentoring and education for physical therapy students from the state of Texas.

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Culturally Competent Rehabilitation Presentation

“What is Culturally Competent Rehabilitation?”

The course objectives were to have participants become aware of disparities in rehabilitation outcomes that are NOT related to differences in the frequency of certain acquired brain injuries. 

The talk is based on the well-studied concepts introduced by Sue and Sue (2003) indicating that therapy-professionals, like all humans,

mini horse therapy

Mini Horse Therapy

What's little, cute, likes hay and people with brain injuries? Miniature horses trained for rehabilitation therapy! Mini horse therapy is a fun, very popular treatment that residents at Pate's Brinlee Creek ranch look forward to each month. These tiny horses (from 29" to about 38") may be small, but their hearts are enormous. While miniature [...]